I took my kids yesterday on a quest to find Webinz charms (they are the must-have, non plush item because they allow the kid to enter a code at the Webkinz site and get more points – this is of utmost importance to the pre-teen mind, apparently). The place where we finally found them (they are a kind of rare), was a breath of fresh air, and not just because they had Webkinz charms.
We have discovered Justice (Just For Girls), in Nashville West.
The place was refreshing for a couple of reasons. A store that’s not for little kids, not for teens, but specifically for “tween” girls (they say ages 7-14). You’ll find lots of “BFF” T-Shirts, lots of pink things, shiny things, and (what I am assured are), lots of fashionable clothes. Hannah Montana, HSM2, and Jonas Brothers play over the sound system. As I mentioned, there are Webkinz, Claire’s-like accessories, and other novelty items that I don’t understand but are apparently a big deal to that set. They also had LOTS of those undershirts (I forget the name) girls wear when they need something, but aren’t quite ready for a bra. Of course, Trillian was mortified that I was excited over the selection. I AM a weird dad.
What I really loved – what was so refreshing after having fits over department-store tween girl fare, there was not a single midriff-baring outfit to be found. No pants with “Juicy” written across the behind. There were no outfits that make a tween girl look like a club-hopping college student. There was no “BrittneyWear”. It was stylish, but modest enough to pass the dad test.
And they aren’t too expensive. I’m telling you, I really loved this place.
When Lintilla is better, they can shop there all they want. Trillian just didn’t feel like clothes shopping with her dad. I don’t really blame her.
Just wanted to give a heads-up to all my friends with tween girls.